March

Wordfest Presents Lauren McKeon (No More Nice Girls)
Mar 03 @ 7 PM $15 - $20

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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From the award-winning author of F-Bomb: Dispatches from the War on Feminism, comes No More Nice Girls, Gender, Power, and Why It’s Time To Stop Playing By The Rules. Released in time for International Women's Day, McKeon's new book charts a hopeful and potent path forward for how to disrupt the standard (very male) vision of power, ditch convention, and build a more equitable world for everyone. The former editor of This Magazine and digital editor of The Walrus, who is now the digital editor at Reader's Digest, will be in conversation with Wordfest's Shelley Youngblut. READ MORE
Alberta Views Live: Budget 2020 Dig In
Mar 11 @ 7 PM $10 - $12

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2nd Street SW
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Who better to offer a fresh perspective on the upcoming provincial budget announcement than this stellar duo, both of whom exemplify Alberta Views magazine's trademark intellectual rigour? Melanee Thomas and Trevor Tombe will provide in-depth takes on the current conversations around the budget, as well as offer unique insights into what an engaged citizenry should be talking about. Hosted by Shelley Youngblut, this event includes an audience Q&A. Cash bar available. Presented in partnership with Wordfest and Alberta Views Magazine. READ MORE
Wordfest Presents Pier Bryden, MD (Start Here)
Mar 17 @ 7 PM $15 - $20

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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Be part of a vital conversation about youth mental health at this exclusive conversation with Pier Bryden, one of the world’s top child and adolescent psychiatrists. In Start Here, Dr. Bryden has generously laid out an accessible guide for parents or caregivers trying to help navigate the troubling rise in mental health challenges in children and teens today. This event includes an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Wordfest Presents Kathy Reichs (A Conspiracy of Bones)
Mar 24 @ 7 PM $20 - $25

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE
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Don't miss this chance to experience the New York Times bestselling author behind the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her acclaimed series of novels about the adventures of forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy Reichs presents her latest twisty thriller in the series at this live event featuring an on-stage interview hosted by Leah Sarich, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Wordfest We've Read This Book Club: Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club
Mar 25 @ 7 PM $10

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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Have you vowed to wean yourself off Netflix and get some serious reading done this spring – then have a great chat about what you’ve read with an equally engaged group of book lovers? Come prepared to delve into Canada Reads contender, Small Game Hunting At The Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles. READ MORE
Wordfest Presents Bill Richardson (I Saw Three Ships)
Mar 26 @ 7 PM $15 - $20

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud event with one of Canada’s great humourists, Bill Richardson. His newest book, I Saw Three Ships takes us back to a time when Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood was affordable, and before being queer was “brandable.” The book has been regarded as a love letter to a dwindling community of West Enders who have been gradually forced out by gentrification and displacement. The event will consist of an on-stage interview with Wordfest’s CEO and Creative Ringleader, Shelley Youngblut, followed by a Q&A and book signing. READ MORE

April

Wordfest Presents Daniel Levitin (Successful Aging)
Apr 07 @ 7 PM $20 - $25

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE
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Don’t miss the author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin as he delves into what happens in our brains as we age. At this live event, you’ll learn what you can do to make the most of your 70s, 80s, and 90s today, no matter how old you are. READ MORE

May

Wordfest Presents Jeff Rubin (The Expendables)
May 12 @ 7 PM $20

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE
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Don’t miss the #1 bestselling author of Why Your World Is About to Get A Whole Lot Smaller, Jeff Rubin at Wordfest! His newest book, The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization is an exhilaratingly fresh perspective that is at once humane and irascible, fearless and rigorous, and most importantly, timely. This event features an on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A, and book signing.   READ MORE
Wordfest Presents Billy-Ray Belcourt (A History Of My Brief Body)
May 20 @ 7 PM $15

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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From Billy-Ray Belcourt, the youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize for This Wound Is A World, comes a startlingly honest debut memoir, A History Of My Brief Body. This event features an on-stage interview followed by a Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Wordfest Presents Eva Holland (Nerve)
Nerve-racking Weekend Experience (Day 1)

May 22 @ 7 PM $15 - $25

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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Overcome your fears with Eva Holland, the author of Nerve: A Personal Journey Through The Science Of Fear. Did you know that there are scientists who are trying to eliminate phobias with a single pill? If you could, would you take it? This event includes an on-stage interview and book reading, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. READ MORE
Adventures in Longform Writing with Eva Holland
Nerve-racking Weekend Experience (Day 2)

May 23 @ 10 AM $15 - $25

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
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Join us for a Saturday morning masterclass with Yukon-based journalist Eva Holland, whose freelance features are always must-reads in Outside, Esquire, The Walrus and many other top magazines. Presented in partnership with the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, this event features an on-stage interview with Calgary journalist Christina Frangou, followed by an audience Q&A. READ MORE

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